BOSTON, Mass. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team fell to No. 4/5 Boston University, 3-1, in Hockey East action at Walter Brown Arena on Monday night. Freshman Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) scored the lone goal for the Friars (3-14-3, 2-6-1 WHEA) in the second period. Providence had a chance to tie the game in the third period, while on the power play, but the Terriers (12-3-2, 8-2-0 WHEA) capitalized on an empty net opportunity with four seconds remaining in the game.
Boston University jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead at the 2:37 mark in the first period. Shannon Stoneburgh registered the goal after she received a rebound off of Kayla Tutino's shot. Dakota Woodworth also was credited with an assist.
Boquist tied the game with a breakaway goal 4:25 into the second period. Sophomore Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba) forced a turnover and then fed Boquist with the puck, where she broke away from defenders. BU pulled ahead (2-1) late in the period when Shannon Doyle netted a goal (18:49) with the helpers going to Rebecca Russo and Maddie Elia.
Junior goalie Allie Morse (Cottage Grove, Minn.) kept the game within reach in the third, saving four shots while PC was on the penalty kill 3:17 into the stanza. Morse again came up big on the following penalty kill (5:43) with three more saves. The Friar defenders also were able to block three shots in that frame. Providence killed a total of three penalties in the period. The Friars ended the period on the power play and with Morse pulled at 19:06. BU was able to score on an empty netter (Marie-Philip Poulin) to bring the game to its final of 3-1 at 19:56, ending Providence's tying goal push. Morse finished the period with 12 saves.
For the game, Morse ended with a total of 31 saves while BU goalie, Erin O'Neil stopped 15 shots.
Both teams were strong in the penalty kill with the Terriers killing eight while the Friars fought off six.
The Friars are off until they play in an exhibition game against the Boston Blades on Jan. 3 at Schneider Arena for a 1:00 p.m. game.
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